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Dark Chocolate Sauce

You don't have to cross chocolate off your dessert menu, thanks to recipes like this one from Deanne Bagley, "It's simple to satisfy you sweet tooth by draping low-fat pound cake or fat-free ice cream with this rich glossy sauce," she writes from Bath, New York. "Use it to make hot chocolate, too...or as a dip for fresh fruit."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Stir in milk and coffee until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 77 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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